Note: This page is now open for comments. Looking forward to see some of the pictures taken this session.
We will meet at the Beugin Hall (upstairs) in the Rosedale Community Centre 901 – 11th Ave N.W. from 1:00 till 3:00 pm on Nov 28, 2017. The first 15 minutes will be dedicated to a review of submitted pictures, followed by 30 to 45 minutes of a discussion of portrait photography including a live demonstration on a styrofoam model.
After the break participants can break into 3 groups. Those who want to experience high end Portrait Studio equipment can join Jim on the north end of the room. If you would like to pose and want your images on an SD card, bring it along. That way it won’t reside on someone else’s camera, and privacy is guaranteed.
In the middle of the room there will be an opportunity to practice portrait photography with simple flood lights. This can be replicated at home with simple lighting fixtures, such a desk lamps or area lights.
In the south end of the room, next to the windows, we will practice natural light portrait photography, the only artificial piece is going to be a set of reflectors to bounce light back at the model.
We have 3 Styrofoam models, so if nobody wants to pose, we can use them as models.
Below are some tantalizing examples from the Google portrait image gallery, as well as from 500PX, a stock photo agency. We will discuss some of the images in the formal session. Have a look and let me know if you have any favourites for discussion.
Some lighting basics with situation sketches and example photos.
Left side low – LED panel lighting only producing harsh shadows
Left side medium high – LED panel lighting only producing harsh shadows
Left side high – LED panel lighting only producing harsh shadows
Comparison 1 – Left side LED lighting – Low, Medium, High position.
Comparison 2 – Left side LED lighting – Low, Medium, High position.
Comparison 3 – Left side LED with White Reflector on right side
Comparison 4 – Left side LED with Silver Reflector on right side
Left side light and right fill-in lights
Comparison with floodlights low.
Comparison with floodlights medium high.
Comparison with floodlights high
Dramatic back lit portrait
Useful portrait photography links:
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